Archive for March, 2015

CASA Presents YRBS at Meeting

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Since 1994, CASA (Community Against Substance Abuse) has been collecting data from schools, including Winthrop High and Middle Schools, and developing strategies to reduce the risk factors in the environment, and increase protective factors in schools. The organization presented the results of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) — a tool developed by the... »

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Letter to the Editor

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Massport says thank you for helping in ice rescue To the East Boston and Winthrop communities: On behalf of the leadership and staff of the Massachusetts Port Authority, we wish to thank the  East Boston and Winthrop communities for helping us to conduct a successful and timely ice rescue training drill at Logan Airport... »

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Sports 03-26-2015

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

WHS Sports roundup Baseball, softball teams are in a holding pattern, waiting for fields to thaw   The calendar may say that spring officially was sprung by Mother Nature last Friday, but her landscape of snow and ice, leftovers from Old Man Winter that have been aided and abetted by the unseasonably cold temperatures,... »

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Catching up on Homework

Thursday, March 19th, 2015
Catching up on Homework

Brothers Reese, left, and Wyatt Teixeira work on their electronic tablets while their mom, Library Trustee Gillian Teixeira participates in a Winthrop Library Trustees meeting last week. »

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Neighbors Learn Of Plans for Former Playmakers Parcel

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

WINTHROP – Neighbors of the former Playmakers and church at 60 Hermon St. met last Thursday night with the developers of the property. Ocean City Development, represented by attorney Richard Lynds, has filed for a special development overlay district (SDOD) as opposed to the Residential A zone it is right now. The SDOD is... »

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Massport Officials Talk about Air Quality

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Officials from Massport visited the Town Council Tuesday night to give an update on air quality monitoring in Winthrop.  It appears that the new centerfield taxiway, which became fully operational in 2010, has had a positive impact on Logan Airport and Winthrop. Noise has been reduced because of the new runway. Officials said there... »

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Board of Health Backs Off of Some Proposed Regulations

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

WINTHROP – For a time it looked like Winthrop would have new tobacco regulations banning anyone under the age of 21 from purchasing tobacco products and banning smoking on town beaches and in town parks. “After careful deliberation it was determined that restricting the rights of consenting adults who are 18 and over…was not... »

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Letterie Earns Berth in National Oratorical Contest

Thursday, March 19th, 2015
Letterie Earns Berth in National Oratorical Contest

Winthrop resident Jake Letterie is heading to Indianapolis for the national finals of the American Legion Oratorical Contest. Letterie, a 16-year-old junior at the prestigious Rivers School in Weston, finished first in the state-level competition held Sunday at the Charlestown Naval Yard. He will represent Massachusetts in the national competition and compete against 50... »

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Police Blotter 03-19-2015

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Monday, March 9 Party on Wheelock Street reports cars are parked on the street and it is to narrow for fire apparatus. Officer reports the cars are parked okay, more than enough room for fire. Several calls of power lines down near Crystal Cove Avenue. Officer and fire report it is a cable wire.... »

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1995 Boys Team Always Will Be a State Champion

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

 It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since that incredible run to the Division 3 state championship by the 1995 Winthrop High School boys basketball team. What a joy it is to read in this week’s Sun-Transcript about that memorable march to the title, notably the win over Cohasset in the Boston Garden... »

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